If you understand the concept and implementation of GTD—David Allen’s Getting Things Done—then you understand that multitasking is a myth. Is being connected to the internet 24/7 an addiction? If so, is there a way to wean ourselves away from tweets, email, blog posts, RSS, and browsing for at least a period of time during the day so we can get something done?
Yes. It’s called Freedom.
Freedom is an application that disables networking on an Apple computer for up to eight hours at a time. Freedom will free you from the distractions of the internet, allowing you time to code, write, or create. At the end of your selected offline period, Freedom re-enables your network, restoring everything as normal.
I love the concept but find it very difficult to take the plunge of complete and total disconnection for any period of time. I’m addicted. A 12 Step Program would be better.